Highlanders named to play Cheetahs in Invercargill

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Highlanders Named To Play Cheetahs in Invercargill

Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Cheetahs at Rugby Park

Stadium in Invercargill on Saturday night (7.35pm NZT).

In the forwards, Andrew Hore returns to the Highlanders after missing the first Highlanders

match of the 2013 season due to suspension.  He will be joined by Highlanders debutants

Brad Thorn and Jake Paringatai who both make their first start on Saturday for the

Southern franchise.

Changes in the run-on XV also see a number of changes on the reserves bench. Brayden Mitchell

and Jarrod Hoeata drop out of the starting XV and are joined by Chris King and Colin Slade;

who are both returning from injuries.  Shaun Treeby also joins the reserves in place of Buxton Popoalii.


Highlanders v Cheetahs, Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill – Saturday 9 March, 7.35pm (NZ Time).

1. Tony Woodcock

2. Andrew Hore (Captain)

3. Ma’afu Fia

4. Brad Thorn

5. Josh Bekhuis

6. Joe Wheeler

7. John Hardie

8. Jake Paringatai

9. Aaron Smith

10. Lima Sopoaga

11. Hosea Gear (Vice-captain)

12. Ma’a Nonu

13. Phil Burleigh

14. Kade Poki

15. Ben Smith


16. Brayden Mitchell

17. Chris King

18. Jarrad Hoeata

19. Tim Boys

20. Fumiaki Tanaka

21. Colin Slade

22. Shaun Treeby

Injury Update

Nasi Manu (Foot – 3-4 month) & Tamati Ellison (shoulder – 6 months).

Head Coach – Jamie Joseph

Assistant Coach – Scott McLeod, Assistant Coach – Jon Preston, Scrum Coach – Kees Meeuws

Manager – Graham Purvis

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